Family Name: Rubiaceae
Botanical Name(s): Pausinystalia Yohimbe
Popular Name(s): Quebrachin, Aphrodin, Corynine, Yohimvetol, and
Parts Used: Stem or Smaller branches
Habitat: Yohimbe is a tall evergreen forest tree native to
southwestern Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and the Congo.
Description: It is a large tree with yellow-ochre wood and dark
green glossy leaves. Capsules, containing winged seeds, follow the Umbel
clusters of white to pink tubular flowers.
Uses: Yohimbe bark was used in western Africa for fevers,
leprosy, and coughs. It has also been used to dilate pupils, for heart
disease, and as a local anesthetic.